Induction Criteria

The Colorado Music Hall of Fame honors individuals, groups and institutions that have contributed significantly to the music history and culture of Colorado. Honorees fall into three general categories: musicians, individuals and institutions.

Musicians refers to groups, duos or solo talent whose work or performances have contributed significantly to the music, culture and/or history of Colorado.

Individuals refers to people who have contributed significantly to the music history and culture of Colorado. These may include writers, producers, engineers, promoters, photographers, filmmakers, journalists, scholars, teachers or others, as identified by the Board of Directors.

Institutions refers to venues, schools, programs, media outlets and businesses that are notable for their historic significance or their impact on Colorado music.

Criteria for induction:
Musicians, individuals or institutions may be qualified for induction if they:
– were born or raised in Colorado or spent significant parts of their career in Colorado.
– had musical careers that lasted a minimum of 10 years.
– were signed to a national or international record label or received national or international recognition (may include charts, reviews, broadcasts, tours, etc.).
– had significant impact in Colorado, as determined by the Board.

The Colorado Music Hall of Fame has no restrictions concerning the type or style of music that may qualify a candidate for recognition.

Nominations must conform to these criteria, but a candidate’s eligibility will be determined by the Board of Directors, and the Board reserves the right to final determination in applying the general criteria and qualifications of candidates.

Once your nominee is determined to have met the criteria for induction, it will be added to the list of qualified nominees. The Board will consider all nominees when selecting individuals, groups or institutions for induction for a given class or year.

Based on these criteria, suggestions for recognition can be submitted by the public through the website www.CMHOF.org. Candidates’ eligibility are determined by the Board of Directors. The Board reserves the right to make the final determination regarding the qualification of candidates.

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